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Protect Your Furry Friend: Common Toxins Pets Should Avoid

Keeping your pet safe and healthy is a top priority for any pet owner. But did you know that some of the everyday items found in your home can be highly toxic to your beloved pup? To prevent any unfortunate accidents, it’s important to be aware of what could potentially harm your furry friend. Here are some common toxins you may not have known were poisonous to dogs.

Human Foods

Certain human foods can be extremely poisonous for pets. These include onions, garlic, grapes, raisins, avocado, chocolate, candy, and caffeinated beverages like coffee and energy drinks. Even small amounts of these foods can result in serious problems such as kidney failure and even death.

Household Items

We all have them—those household chemicals under the sink that we use to clean our homes or do laundry with. However, these cleaning products can be lethal if ingested by pets. Common hazardous household items include bleach, fabric softener sheets, mothballs, batteries and antifreeze (which tastes sweet). Make sure to always store these products out of reach of curious paws!


It's easy to forget that medications made for humans should never be given to animals without consulting a veterinarian first. This includes both over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen as well as prescription drugs like antidepressants or sleeping pills. Even common supplements such as fish oil or glucosamine might not agree with your dog’s system and could lead to serious organ damage or even death if ingested in large quantities.

It is essential for pet owners to familiarize themselves with what their pet should avoid so they can keep their furry family members safe from harm. If you suspect your pet has consumed anything toxic or poisonous contact your vet immediately for assistance! By being aware of the potential risks in your home you can ensure the safety of your beloved pup!

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